# Mathematics / Computer

**Course #1100 - Pre-Algebra**

This course will cover a broad range of mathematical topics that include linear equations, proportions, probability, geometry, and an introduction into polynomials. Completion of this course will provide students with the tools necessary to allow them to progress to Algebra I and Geometry.

Prerequisite: Recommendation of Grade 8 math instructor

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 5C

Grade 9

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1101 - Algebra 1**

Students will learn the concepts of mathematical structure and work to develop the skills required in solving algebraic equations and transforming algebraic expressions in various ways. Students will analyze and apply different equations and formulas to help understand the mathematical structures of Algebra. Students will be working with analyzing, creating, and graphing linear equations. Students will manipulate algebraic equations and expressions, multiply and divide with exponents, and have opportunities to use technology to enhance student learning. Students will utilize concepts in real-world problems and create their own tools to solve these types of problems. Students will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate, and effectively apply information appropriate for mathematical tasks.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or recommendation of Grade 8 math instructor

School-wide Expectations: 1, 2A, and 3

Grades 9 - 10

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1102 - Honors Algebra I**

Students will learn the concepts of mathematical structure and work to develop the skills required in solving algebraic equations and transforming algebraic expressions in various ways. Students will analyze and apply different equations and formulas to help understand the mathematical structures of Algebra. The honors level of algebra is presented at a pace that challenges students to become strong problem solvers and critical thinkers. Students will be working with analyzing, creating, and graphing linear equations. Students will manipulate algebraic equations and expressions and have opportunities to use technology to enhance student learning. Students will multiply and divide expressions with exponents, use scientific notation, and use exponential growth and decay models. Students will also learn how to evaluate and approximate square roots, simplify radicals, solve a quadratic equation, and sketch the graph of a quadratic function and quadratic inequality. The students will utilize concepts in real-world problems and create their own tools to solve these types of problems. Students will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate, and effectively apply information appropriate for mathematical tasks.

Prerequisite: Recommendation of Grade 8 math instructor

School-wide Expectations: 1, 2A, and 3

Grade 9

Honors

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1103 - Algebra II**

Students will review and expand Algebra I and Geometry topics, strengthening algebraic skills with emphasis on mathematical techniques applied to problem solving abilities by learning problem solving strategies, logical reasoning skills, and modeling methods. Also, students will learn advanced algebra topics in preparation for an advanced math course. Students will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate, communicate, and effectively apply information appropriate for mathematical tasks.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 2A

Grades 9 - 12

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1104 - Honors Algebra II**

Students will review and expand Algebra I and Geometry topics and strengthen algebraic skills with emphasis on mathematical techniques applied to problem solving abilities by learning problem solving strategies, logical reasoning skills, and modeling methods. Also, students will learn advanced algebra topics in preparation for an advanced math course. Students will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate, communicate, and effectively apply information appropriate for mathematical tasks. Students will demonstrate innovation, flexibility, and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits, and mathematical conditions.

Prerequisite: A minimum of an 85 in Algebra I and instructor recommendation

School-wide Expectations: 1, 4, and 3

Grades 9 - 12

Honors

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1105 - Geometry**

Students will learn the concepts of plane geometry that will develop their ability to make sound judgments about spatial relationships and to develop habits of logical thinking. An intuitive and discovery approach is utilized which simplifies the presentation and facilitates understanding of Euclidean geometry by having students be active participants in the course. Geometer’s Sketchpad is used to enhance the theoretical study of geometry. The standard content of Euclidean geometry is presented at a pace for the average student in geometry. Areas covered include points, lines, planes, angles, constructions, congruence, polygons, similarity, circles, area, perimeter, and volume, with a focus placed on creating proofs.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II recommended

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 2C

Grades 10 - 12

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1106 - Honors Geometry**

Students will learn to make sound judgments about special relationships and to develop habits of logical thinking. An intuitive and discovery approach is utilized which simplifies the presentation and facilitates the understanding of basic Euclidean geometry by having students be active participants in the course. Geometer’s Sketchpad is used to enhance the theoretical study of geometry. The honors level of geometry is presented at a pace that challenges students to become strong problem solvers and critical thinkers. Areas covered included points, lines, planes, angles, proofs, constructions, congruences, polygons, similarities, circles, areas, perimeters and volumes. Students will work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and accomplish goals. Students will communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied context for a variety of mathematical purposes.

Prerequisite: A minimum of an 80 in Honors Algebra II or 90 in Algebra II

School-wide Expectations: 1, 4, and 3

Grades 10 - 12

Honors

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1107 - Intro to Computer Programming**

Students explore computer concepts, apply logic procedures, and implement programming procedures using the Java Programming language. Students will use these tools to develop their logical-thinking skills while designing small-scale computer programs. Course content includes program design and problem solving, control structures, functions, parameter passing, data structures, arrays, and file processing.

Prerequisite: A minimum of an 85 in Algebra I or instructor recommendation

School-wide Expectations: 1, 4, and 3

With completion of this course the student may be eligible to earn 3 college credits through College Connections from QVCC; CSC* L106 Structured Programming

Grades 9 - 12

Academic

Semester II ONLY .5 Credit, 3 College Credits

**Course #1109 - Advanced Math & Trigonometry**

Students will learn to use advanced algebraic topics, analytic geometry, functions, and trigonometry with its applications to the physical world. Extensive work is done on rectangular coordinate systems with emphasis on problem solving. Completion of this course will ensure a sound foundation in all aspects of college mathematics. Students will communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied context for a variety of mathematical purposes.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and Geometry

School-wide Expectations: 1, 2A, and 3

Grades 11 - 12

Honors

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1153 - Algebra II Essentials**

Students will review and expand Algebra I topics, and use a more focused approach to strengthen algebraic skills with emphasis on mathematical techniques applied to problem solving abilities by learning problem solving strategies. Students will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate, communicate, and effectively apply information appropriate for mathematical tasks, The course will focus closely on helping students to master the concepts of linear, quadratic, radical and rational functions.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 2A

Grades 9 - 12

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1110 - Pre-Calculus**

Students will learn to use advanced algebraic topics, analytic geometry, functions, and trigonometry with its applications to the physical world. Extensive work is done on rectangular coordinate systems with emphasis on problem solving. Students will communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied context for a variety of mathematical purposes. Students will demonstrate innovation, flexibility, and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits, and mathematical conditions. Successful completion of this course ensures a sound foundation in all aspects of pre-calculus in preparation for those who will advance to AP Calculus.

Prerequisite: A minimum of an 89 in Algebra II and Geometry instructor recommendation

School-wide Expectations: 1, 4, and 3

Grades 11 - 12

Honors

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1119 - Statistics**

Students will be able to implement fundamental statistical skills in the pursuit of knowledge in other subject areas. The major goals of the course are to have students become comfortable with using a spreadsheet (Excel) word processor (Word), Windows, and the Google platform while studying probability and statistics. The problem solving and investigation components of this course are based upon the use of a graphing calculator with a table option. This course is a tool for acquiring and demonstrating knowledge. Preference is given to seniors.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and instructor recommendation

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 2A

Grades 11 - 12

Academic

Semester - Fall .5 Credit

**Course #1112 - AP Calculus AB**

This course is a rigorous and theoretical study of calculus. It follows the syllabus for the AP level of the advanced placement program. The problem solving and investigation components of this course are based upon the use of a graphing calculator with a table option. Regular and frequent access to a graphing calculator for class activities as well as homework is required. Students will demonstrate and value personal responsibility, character, and ethical behaviors to be successful in this college-level course. Students who enroll in the AP Calculus AB course should be aware that taking the AP Exam is expected. High achievement on the Advanced Placement Exam may qualify students for college credits and/or placement. The exam fee is paid for by the student and costs approximately $90.

School-wide Expectations: 1, 5C, and 3

Grade 12

AP

Full Year 1 HS Credit, 3 College Credits

**Course #1125 - AP Computer Science**

This is an introductory course in computer programming using the Java programming language. This course follows the syllabus for the AP level of the advanced placement program. AP Computer Science A. Students will demonstrate and value personal responsibility, character, and ethical behaviors to be successful in this college-level course. Students who enroll in the AP Computer Science A course should be aware that taking the AP Exam is expected. High achievement on the Advanced Placement Exam may qualify students for college credits and/or placement. The exam fee is paid for by the student and costs approximately $90.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer programming

School-wide Expectations: 1.3, 3.1, and 4.1

Grade 12

AP

Full Year 1 HS Credit, 3 College Credits

**Course #1114 - Consumer Math**

This course uses simple operations and applies them to real-life situations. Students will apply practical solutions to practical problems, which the student will probably encounter in his/her real world.

*Note: This course cannot be used to fulfill the Math requirement for graduation.

1, and 3School-wide Expectations: 5C

Grades 10 - 12

Academic

Full year 1 Credit

**Course #1118 - Manufacturing Math **

Students will further study arithmetic and trigonometric operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. The following geometric entities are studied in detail: the circle, regular and irregular polygons, the right triangle and oblique triangles. The application of angular arithmetic including the study of angle decimal conversion, the Pythagorean Theorem, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent functions, and the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines will be covered in great detail. This course is aligned with Manufacturing Math classes of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Quinebaug Valley Community College. CC; MFG* 105 Manufacturing Math.

School-wide Expectations: 1, 4, and 3

Grades 11 - 12

Academic

Semester II .5 HS Credit, 3 College Credits

**Course #1115 - Advanced Microsoft Excel**

Students will work with Microsoft Excel on an advanced level. Students will explore mathematical, logical, text and financial functions. Students will design spreadsheets from a programming perspective and create actual “user applications.” The course will conclude with an exploration into Macro programming and Visual Basic for Applications. With completion of this course the student may be eligible to earn 3 college credits through College Connections from QVCC; CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications.

Prerequisite: Computer Application Course, or a good working knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets

School-wide Expectations: 1, 3, and 4

Grades 11 - 12

Academic

Semester I ONLY .5 HS Credit, 3 College Credits

**Course #1113 - Math Intervention**

Students will learn, review, and develop the computation and problem-solving strategies used within all mathematics classes. It is intended for those students who need to receive extra help for mathematical concepts in the current mathematics class that he/she is enrolled in. This class will be taken in conjunction with the student’s core mathematics class. Students will demonstrate and value personal responsibility, character, and ethical behaviors to be successful in this course. Students are selected based on diagnostic test scores, referrals, and/or I.E.P recommendations.

*Note: This course cannot be used to fulfill the Math requirement for graduation.

School-wide Expectations: 5C, 1, and 3

Grades 9 - 12

Academic

Semester .5 Credit